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Esoteric MG 10 vs Magnepan 1.7
I was running a Chinese Tube hybrid preamp (BADA brand) into my W4S STI-500 using only the amp portion driving my Magnepan 1.7s. The tubes make an amazing difference. I would highly recommend a tube preamp with a solid state amp, if possible. If y... 
Esoteric MG 10 vs Magnepan 1.7
The Magnepan 1.7s are flawed in some ways, however, whenever I go out to look for replacements I end up listening to $3k, $4K, $5K and up speakers without being wowed to the point of wanting to make the change. I suspect I will need to go $5K and ... 
Driving Magnepan 1.7
I have a pair of Magnepan 1.7s and had run them with a Wyred 4 Sound STI-500. Unbelievable detail but over many months I became to dislike the very lean sound. I tried running a BADA Chinese tube preamplifier into the W4S STI-500 using it as just ... 
Morrow IC
I have used the Morrow XLR 1.1 interconnects and was very happy with the results. I have a very open and detailed system with Wyred 4 Sound DAC2 and STI500 along with Magnepan 1.7s. You could live with the Morrow 1.1s without a problem. They held ... 
Morrow Audio Cables Feedback
I have tried the Morrow XLR 1.1 cables and they held up in a competition of three other cables only beaten by an expensive pair of Silnote XLR cables. The Morrow XLR 1.1 were very dynamic and an unbelievable buy for the price. The Silnote retailed... 
Optical Toslink vs.. RCA SP/DF cables best??
Just received the SILFLEX GLASS with OPTISILK JACKETING to replace my previous no-name but good quality cable. I found the first couple of hours with the new cable was a disappointment. Sounded too much in your face at a very slight harshness.Afte... 
Best Amp for Magnepan 1.7?
I have been using the Wyred 4 Sound STI-500 with the Magnepans for about 6 months. Initially, I would have agreed with some who shun the Class D amps. I was not initially getting the sound out of my system. It was a little off, not as detailed as ... 
Optical Toslink vs.. RCA SP/DF cables best??
I just had a surprise when I connected my music source to a Wyred 4 Sound DAC2 using an inexpensive, although of decent quality, TOSLINK connector and compared that to a Xindak RCA Digital cable. Switching back and forth, I found the TOSLINK to be... 
Power Cord for Wyred 4 Sound DAC2
I forgot to mention, if you are looking to create a music server on a PC, try the Netgear EVA 9150 Media streamer. B&H Photo website has it for $284.95 I have been using this with high resolution files 96khz at 24 bit along with my entire CD c... 
Power Cord for Wyred 4 Sound DAC2
I use the Xindak FP-01 Power cord for the DAC2 and Wyred 4 Sound STI-500 with excellent results. I have found the Xindak cables and power cords to be very reasonable in pricing and of very high quality. The Xindak FP-01 1.8 meter Power Cord is bei... 
Best Cables for around $500
Finally hooked up with Joe Abrams and in the process of ordering MIT Shotgun 3.3 XLR cables. Can't wait.In the interim, I have been tweaking my system (W4S DAC2, W4S STI 500 and Magnepan 1.7s). I am blown away how small changes in the system have ... 
Magnepan 1.7 too bright, HELP
I have been a Maggie owner for over 35 years with my first set, Magnepan IIa that I had for 35 years and just sold them last year! My second set was a pair of Magnepan 1.6s which I had for five years (along with the MG IIa which I switched in and ... 
bel canto and wyred 4 sound
I forgot to mention that I do have Xindak Power Cords for all of my equipment. They appear to be 10 guage (thicker than a garden hose!) These are very nicely constructed cables that would be comparable to $250-$400 power cables.Ckoffend if you get... 
bel canto and wyred 4 sound
I would be curious to see if the W4S STI500 would make a difference on the Thiel's. I feel that the STI500 has an unlimited amount of power with my Magnepan 1.7s. At any listening levels that I am comfortable, the STI500 seems to be cruising along... 
Best Cables for around $500
I too have never had harsh highs with the MA1.1's. My system is a little tipped up at whatever frequency violins play but this doesn't mean it is the Morrow's. It could be the Magnepan 1.7s, W4S STI500 or DAC2. Last night changed the Digital cable...